The resource pack guides municipal electricity departments on the adoption of small scale embedded generation.
The documents below that comprise the resource pack should be seen as “recommended templates” which can be modified by municipalities.
This paper which was presented at the AMEU Conference 2019 explores the impact of some of the approved municipal SSEG tariffs on municipal revenue and customer ‘business case’ and outlines key tariff elements to balance access and cost recovery, until such time as detailed costing studies provide specific tariff building
A summary of all of the documents included in the AMEU-SALGA Resource Pack, including policies, applications forms, commissioning reports, tariff and metering guides etc (AMEU-SALGA, 2019).
Sets out what the municipality requires in terms of SSEG to be connected to their networks, including what is and is not allowed, the standards and specifications to be complied with, and the application process to be followed. SSEG installers and prospective customers should familiarise themselves with this document prior
This application form is to be filled in by customers / installers wishing to connect all forms of SSEG to the municipal grid. It applies to residential, commercial or industrial customers. It includes customer and site details, as well as SSEG system information necessary to assess the proposed system.
Contract to be entered into by the municipality and customer regarding SSEG connection and billing arrangements. This version is designed to be made available on municipal websites or at department offices for viewing (the terms therein are agreed to by signing the SSEG Application Form, so no hardcopy contract is
Contract to be entered into by the municipality and customer regarding SSEG connection and billing arrangements. This version is designed to be used as a signed hardcopy.
Report to be completed during the SSEG commissioning process, including checklists and sign-off by authorised personnel.
Report to be completed on decommissioning of an SSEG system (necessary before a municipality removes the customer from the SSEG tariff)
A spreadsheet template for recording all SSEG on municipal networks, including generator characteristics, customer details, and location on network. This is a generic template that may be used by any municipality.
Spreadsheet used by Tshwane to record details of SSEG systems on their network, including SSEG characteristics, customer details and location on the network.
Summarises the principles for setting SSEG tariff, with a focus on solar PV, and discusses revenue impact and customer business case considerations. Case studies are presented and broad guidelines given for tariff setting (Sustainable Energy Africa, 2019).
Provides information to assist the choice and procurement of bi-directional metering for SSEG, including types and configurations of meters, links with smart metering systems, and relevant metering specifications (Sustainable Energy Africa, 2019).
Non-technical information on SSEG for householders and other non-technical customers, covering which systems are allowed to connect and how to go about applying to connect such a system, as well as other general information on SSEG in the municipality. Can be an information flyer for customers when municipalities have their
Example of a letter to be sent to prospective SSEG customers once their application has been successful. It gives permission for installation to proceed. Based on City of Cape Town’s letter.
A example letter warning customers with unregistered SSEG systems that they have to submit an application to be officially registered with the municipality. Based on City of Cape Town’s letter.
A generic municipal policy document covering the overarching requirements and process of including SSEG onto the municipal network. This typically forms the primary municipal policy around SSEG and can be used for council submission. The policy document refers to the more technically detailed Requirements for Embedded Generation document, which thus
Full checklist to be used by municipalities when assessing an SSEG application, covering all of the checks to be undertaken before the proposed system can be accepted. The Control Document is normally attached to an application as it arrives, and guides officials through all steps of the assessment process.
Guides the amendment of a municipal electricity supply by-law to cover SSEG. Provides recommended text to use in the by-law. Also outlines the roles of both by-laws and policies, and the differences between them (Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, 2019).
Illustrative municipal flowchart showing the steps in assessing an SSEG application right up to system commissioning and the commencement of generation. This will vary significantly from municipality to municipality.